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Create Your Own series
For maximum flexibility, select your favorite 4 (or more) events from the 2021-2022 lineup to create your own series* and save 10% on each ticket.

*Free events and student/youth/child tickets are not eligible for Create Your Own series discount.

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SUN, OCT 10 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Julián Castro
Waking Up From My American Dream
Former presidential candidate and U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro shares insight from his political journey and actionable ways we can effect change.
TUE, OCT 12 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
The Wood Brothers
with special guest Kat Wright
Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” (Paste), The Wood Brothers are celebrated for their freewheeling musical experimentation, fluid musical sound and the unparalleled energy of their live performances.
THU, OCT 14 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
ROCKWOOD
Danish String Quartet
The Doppelgänger Project, Part I
The Danish String Quartet introduces Doppelgänger, an ambitious four-year project pairing world premieres from four renowned composers with chamber music masterpieces by Schubert.
FRI, OCT 15 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Fandango at the Wall with the Villalobos Brothers
Inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border, Fandango at the Wall fuses the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz.
THU, OCT 28 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Vijay Gupta
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
Violinist, speaker and citizen artist Vijay Gupta is the founder of Street Symphony, an L.A.-based nonprofit that brings music to homeless and incarcerated communities, and co-founder of the Skid Row Arts Alliance.
WED, NOV 03 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Warrior Women
Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert
This documentary screening and conversation chronicles the work of a Lakota mother and daughter whose fight for Indigenous rights began in the late 1960s and continues to this day.
THU, NOV 04 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Michael Steele
How to Win Elections and Lose the Country
MSNBC political analyst and former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele examines our political parties and the systems they create in the fight for electoral success.
WED, NOV 10 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Annette Gordon-Reed
On Juneteenth: ‘Freedom Day’ and Its Importance to American History
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed weaves together history and heartfelt memoir to tell the sweeping story of Juneteenth and the larger fight for equality.
FRI, NOV 12 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Yuja Wang, piano
Recognized for his virtuosity and superb musicianship, violinist Leonidas Kavakos joins forces with pianist Yuja Wang, lauded for her captivating stage presence and “wizardly technique” (Chicago Tribune).
THU, NOV 18 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Cathy Park Hong
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
Award-winning poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong integrates personal stories, historical context and cultural criticism into a radically honest meditation on the Asian-American experience.
THU, DEC 02 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
ARLINGTON THEATRE
She & Him
A Very She & Him Christmas Party
Usher in the holiday season with the “old-school studio-pop sensibility” (NPR) of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel as they celebrate the tenth anniversary of their album A Very She & Him Christmas.
WED, DEC 15 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
ARLINGTON THEATRE
My Bluegrass Heart
Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
This unparalleled evening in support of Béla Fleck's new album My Bluegrass Heart is a veritable Who's Who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass history.
WED, JAN 12 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Amanda Nguyen
“Hopeanomics” and How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Grassroots Activism
Recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Time magazine’s 100 Next lists, Amanda Nguyen helped draft the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights and is the CEO and founder of Rise.
TUE, JAN 18 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Punch Brothers
with special guests
Comprised of Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny and Gabe Witcher, Punch Brothers is an all-start quintet known for its experimentation, poignancy and subversive humor.
THU, JAN 20 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Andrea Elliott
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Andrea Elliott examines homelessness and the dire state of poverty in America in Invisible Child, her five-part NYT series and subsequent book.
FRI, JAN 21 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Ballet Hispánico
Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years
Named one of America’s Cultural Treasures by the Ford Foundation, Ballet Hispánico celebrates Latinx cultures through innovative performances that elevate diverse artists and ignite cultural pride.
WED, FEB 02 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
John Leguizamo
Emmy and Tony Award winner John Leguizamo brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his life story.
THU, FEB 03 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Joshua Bell, violin
Peter Dugan, piano
“One of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether extraordinary violinists of our time,” (The Washington Post Joshua Bell appears with pianist Peter Dugan.
FRI, FEB 04 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Nine-time Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis returns with the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, comprising 15 of the nation’s finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers.
SAT, FEB 05 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan
Tenmei (Destiny)
Showcasing skill, physicality and discipline – with a twist of high-energy fun – taiko ensemble Yamato performs a dynamic new show that takes the group’s virtuosity to thrilling new heights.
SUN, FEB 13 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
An Untitled Love
Mixing contemporary, ballet and hip-hop dance, this evening-length work from choreographer Kyle Abraham is a thumping mixtape celebrating culture and community set to the music of R&B legend D’Angelo.
THU, FEB 17 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Tales of Hope on the American Landscape
Renowned journalists and human rights activists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have co-written the bestselling books Half the Sky, A Path Appears, Tightrope, China Wakes and Thunder From the East.
FRI, FEB 25 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Roxane Gay
Roxane with One N
The author of celebrated books including Bad Feminist, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body and Difficult Women, Roxane Gay critiques the ebb and flow of modern culture with wit and ferocity.
SAT, FEB 26 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
ARLINGTON THEATRE
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
with special guest Lucinda Williams
Whether solo, with former band the Drive-By Truckers or fronting the 400 Unit, four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell shows his Alabama soul as he drifts between rock, country and roots.
WED, MAR 02 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Erik Larson
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
A master of narrative non-fiction, Erik Larson's many bestsellers include Thunderstruck, Dead Wake, Isaac’s Storm and the National Book Award-winning Devil in the White City.
TUE, MAR 08 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Memphis Jookin': The Show
Featuring Lil Buck
An ode to the birthplace of the singular dance style known as Memphis Jookin’, this evening-length show stars renowned dance artist Lil Buck alongside eight highly-skilled dancers and a DJ.
THU, MAR 31 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Silkroad
Home Within
This multimedia performance conceived by Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad is an emotional accounting of home in a time of conflict.
TUE, APR 12 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Everything Rises
Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines
This multimedia performance from violinist Jennifer Koh and singer Davóne Tines explores each artist's cultural background and seeks to reveal a universal history shared by immigrants and minority Americans.
WED, APR 13 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The groundbreaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has cultivated the brightest choreographers working today and its dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy.
THU, APR 14 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The groundbreaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has cultivated the brightest choreographers working today and its dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy.
TUE, APR 19 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Sibling duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason will astound with their tight-knit communication, exuberance and humility in this special recital featuring works by Britten, Shostakovich, Khachaturian and more.
WED, APR 27 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Danish String Quartet
The Doppelgänger Project, Part II
The Danish String Quartet introduces Doppelgänger, an ambitious four-year project pairing world premieres from four renowned composers with chamber music masterpieces by Schubert.
THU, APR 28 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of unforgettable novels such as The Underground Railroad, John Henry Days and The Nickel Boys.
SAT, APR 30 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Grammy-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov combines consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth in a tempestuous program anchored by Prokofiev’s Sarcasms and Debussy’s Pour le Piano.
SUN, MAY 01 / 3:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Ami Vitale
Wild Hope
Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale’s award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect our wildlife and find harmony in our natural world.
WED, MAY 04 / 7:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Recognized for his “dynamic daring and supple phrasing” (The Times, U.K.), cellist Gautier Capuçon performs one of the year's must-see recitals alongside “master colorist” (The Seattle Times) Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
THU, MAY 05 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Amythyst Kiah
With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah has been dubbed “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets” by Rolling Stone.
FRI, MAY 06 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
David Sedaris
Through his numerous essay collections and regular contributions to the New Yorker and This American Life, Sedaris has become one of today’s most beloved writers addressing the human condition.
WED, MAY 11 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
The Joffrey Ballet
Considered one of today's premier dance companies, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet performs a unique repertoire encompassing past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.
THU, MAY 12 / 8:00 PM PACIFIC
THE GRANADA THEATRE
The Joffrey Ballet
Considered one of today's premier dance companies, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet performs a unique repertoire encompassing past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.
FRI, MAY 13 / 7:30 PM PACIFIC
CAMPBELL HALL
Elizabeth Strout
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
In her bestselling books including Olive Kitteridge and My Name Is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout captivates with her incisive prose and ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
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